Top Songs of 1985


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
173
Madonna Into the Groove
2
261
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
3
343
The Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey
4
383
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls
5
720
The Cure Close to Me
6
839
Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World
7
882
Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me)
8
1097
Prince and The Revolution Raspberry Beret
9
1128
The Cure In Between Days
10
1226
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
11
1281
LL Cool J I Can't Live Without My Radio
12
1404
Doug E. Fresh The Show
13
1460
The Jesus and Mary Chain Never Understand
14
1495
The Replacements Bastards of Young
15
1496
The Waterboys The Whole of the Moon
16
1527
Talking Heads Road to Nowhere
17
1585
The Smiths The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
18
1605
The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
19
1631
Dire Straits Money for Nothing
20
1722
Robert Palmer Addicted to Love
21
1731
Tom Waits Downtown Train
22
1780
Doug E. Fresh La-Di-Da-Di
23
1894
Wayne Smith Under Me Sleng Teng
24
1959
Tenor Saw Ring the Alarm
25
1971
USA for Africa We Are the World
26
2001
Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm
27
2076
Kate Bush Cloudbusting
28
2233
Whitney Houston How Will I Know
29
2240
Madonna Crazy for You
30
2307
Tom Waits Jockey Full of Bourbon
31
2362
New Order The Perfect Kiss
32
2395
Schoolly D P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)
33
2415
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock
34
2477
LL Cool J Rock the Bells
35
2603
Tears for Fears Head Over Heels
36
2611
Siouxsie and The Banshees Cities in Dust
37
2670
Talk Talk Life's What You Make It
38
2781
Huey Lewis and The News The Power of Love
39
2835
The Pogues A Pair of Brown Eyes
40
2933
Prince and The Revolution Pop Life
41
2939
‘Til Tuesday Voices Carry
42
2979
Faith No More We Care a Lot
43
2988
Hüsker Dü Celebrated Summer
44
3109
Sade The Sweetest Taboo
45
3160
Strafe Set It Off
46
3162
The Jesus and Mary Chain You Trip Me Up
47
3214
Camper Van Beethoven Take the Skinheads Bowling
48
3300
Hüsker Dü Makes No Sense at All
49
3338
Talking Heads And She Was
50
3571
Bryan Ferry Slave to Love
51
3581
Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City
52
3604
John Cougar Mellencamp Small Town
53
3710
Tom Waits Time
54
3777
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force I Wonder if I Take You Home
55
3785
Simply Red Holding Back the Years
56
3894
Echo and the Bunnymen Bring On the Dancing Horses
57
3903
The Pogues Dirty Old Town
58
3907
John Fogerty Centerfield
59
4055
Soda Stereo Cuando pase el temblor
60
4099
The Dream Academy Life in a Northern Town
61
4225
Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home
62
4275
Billy Bragg Between the Wars
63
4334
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Don't Come Around Here No More
64
4406
Étienne Daho Tombé pour la France
65
4554
Hüsker Dü I Apologize
66
4579
Suzanne Vega Marlene on the Wall
67
4657
The Pogues Sally MacLennane
68
4702
Miami Sound Machine Conga
69
4746
Paul Hardcastle 19
70
4785
The Velvet Underground Foggy Notion
71
4848
Anthony Red Rose Tempo
72
4864
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tupelo
73
4893
Randy Travis On the Other Hand
74
4899
Prefab Sprout Appetite
75
4933
Ramones Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
76
4946
The Style Council Walls Come Tumbling Down!
77
4981
James Brown Living in America
78
4991
The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual
79
5030
Whitney Houston Saving All My Love for You
80
5052
Eurythmics Would I Lie to You?
81
5227
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
82
5249
New Order Love Vigilantes
83
5377
A-ha The Sun Always Shines on TV
84
5389
Duran Duran A View to a Kill
85
5425
Daniel Balavoine L'Aziza
86
5822
Beastie Boys She's On It
87
5860
Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
88
5873
Hombres G Devuélveme a mi chica
89
5878
Killing Joke Love Like Blood
90
5891
The Fall Cruiser's Creek
91
5962
Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
92
6066
Pet Shop Boys Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
93
6105
Sumo La rubia tarada
94
6119
Beastie Boys Rock Hard
95
6129
Laurent Voulzy Belle-Île-en-Mer, Marie-Galante
96
6149
Dexys Midnight Runners This Is What She's Like
97
6187
Renaud Mistral Gagnant
98
6202
Mr. Mister Broken Wings
99
6258
Falco Rock Me Amadeus
100
6263
Scritti Politti Perfect Way
101
6299
Depeche Mode Shake the Disease
102
6354
The Clash This Is England
103
6537
Model 500 No UFO's
104
6718
The Cure A Night Like This
105
6815
Sting Fortress Around Your Heart
106
6856
Whitney Houston The Greatest Love of All
107
6863
Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
108
6934
The Cramps Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
109
6949
Isley Jasper Isley Caravan of Love
110
7010
Bob Dylan I'll Keep It with Mine
111
7033
Prefab Sprout Faron Young
112
7185
Mantronix Needle to the Groove
113
7259
Simple Minds Alive and Kicking
114
7358
Felt Primitive Painters
115
7513
Scritti Politti The Word Girl
116
7634
Paul Young Every Time You Go Away
117
7635
Prince and The Revolution Paisley Park
118
7648
The Replacements Kiss Me on the Bus
119
7723
The Velvet Underground Stephanie Says
120
7808
Mötley Crüe Home Sweet Home
121
7914
Bob Dylan Abandoned Love
122
7929
Johnny Hallyday Quelque chose de Tennessee
123
8221
R.E.M. Driver 8
124
8343
Lionel Richie Say You Say Me
125
8382
Steve Arrington Feel So Real
126
8418
Sting Russians
127
8477
Dire Straits Walk of Life
128
8589
Virus Una luna de miel en la mano
129
8622
The Replacements Here Comes a Regular
130
8623
Hüsker Dü New Day Rising
131
8695
Phil Collins Sussudio
132
8777
Dionne Warwick and Friends That's What Friends Are For
133
8794
Aretha Franklin Freeway of Love
134
8813
Los Violadores Uno, dos, ultraviolento
135
8861
The Three Johns Death of a European
136
8891
R.E.M. Can't Get There from Here
137
8947
Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover
138
9001
Trouble Funk Still Smokin'
139
9072
The Fall I Am Damo Suzuki
140
9089
ZZ Top Rough Boy
141
9244
New Order Sub-Culture
142
9293
Cameo Single Life
143
9423
Starship We Built This City
144
9440
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
145
9644
The Mighty Lemon Drops Like an Angel
146
9743
Warumpi Band Blackfella Whitefella
147
9815
Yeah Yeah Noh Another Side to Mrs. Quill
148
9961
Sheila E. A Love Bizarre

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed
Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man
Redskins Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)
Talking Heads Stay Up Late
George Clinton Do Fries Go with That Shake?
The Cult Rain
Alain Souchon Ballade de Jim
Mantronix Bassline
Double The Captain of Her Heart
Kate Bush The Big Sky
Queen One Vision
John Cougar Mellencamp R.O.C.K. in the USA (A Salute to '60s Rock)
Boogie Boys A Fly Girl
Zapp Computer Love
A-ha Hunting High and Low
Einstürzende Neubauten Yü-Gung
The Smiths Asleep
Bérurier Noir Salut à toi
Eric Clapton Forever Man
Schoolly D Gucci Time
Mental as Anything Live It Up
Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going
The Waterboys Don't Bang the Drum
Slow Have Not Been the Same
Psychic TV Godstar
ABC Be Near Me
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott Out in the Fields
The Smiths That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Dire Straits So Far Away
Bérurier Noir Porcherie
Mary Jane Girls In My House
John Cougar Mellencamp Rain on the Scarecrow
Primal Scream All Fall Down
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Look at Little Sister
Robert Wyatt with The Swapo Singers The Wind of Change
David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group This Is Not America
Fito Páez Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón
Godley & Creme Cry
The Style Council The Lodgers
Madness Yesterday's Men
E.U. Sho Nuff Bump'n
Conway Brothers Turn It Up
Simply Red Money’s Too Tight to Mention
Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll Lollipop
The Joubert Singers Stand on the Word
The Backdoor Men Out of My Mind
Francis Cabrel Encore et encore
Francesco De Gregori La storia
Prince She's Always in My Hair
Prefab Sprout Goodbye Lucille #1
Flans Bazar
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians My Wife and My Dead Wife
Mike & The Mechanics All I Need Is a Miracle
Misfits Hybrid Moments
Franco Battiato L'Animale
Michel Jonasz La Boîte de jazz
The Velvet Underground I'm Sticking with You
The Smiths Shakespear's Sister
The Pale Fountains Jean's Not Happening
GANGgajang Sounds of Then
Wiseblood Motorslug
The Associates Breakfast
John Parr St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
Propaganda Duel
Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa Princesa
Kate Bush And Dream of Sheep
Ministry Everyday (Is Halloween)
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Lost Weekend
Paul Kelly [Australia] From St. Kilda to Kings Cross
The Firm Radioactive
Propaganda p:Machinery
Barbra Streisand Somewhere
The Moffs Another Day in the Sun
The Pogues The Old Main Drag
54-40 I Go Blind
The Hooters And We Danced
The Replacements Swingin' Party
Rene & Angela I'll Be Good
Working Week Sweet Nothing
Marillion Lavender
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Having an Average Weekend
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Brand New Friend
The Woodentops Move Me
Prefab Sprout Bonny
Chris Rea Josephine
The Long Ryders Looking for Lewis and Clark
INXS Listen Like Thieves
Miles Davis Time After Time
The Replacements Left of the Dial
The Loft Up the Hill Down the Slope
Marillion Kayleigh
Sade Is It a Crime?
Divinyls Pleasure & Pain
The Dead Milkmen Bitchin' Camaro